Arizona Fall Pumpkin, Corn Maze, and Halloween Festivals 2012

A shot of a pumpkin, focused on its stem.

Fall is here! Check out the list of places to find the perfect pumpkin or test your skills in a corm maze. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With temperatures beginning to drop (just a little!), we can almost say the feeling of fall is in the air! This year in the weeks leading up to Halloween, don’t miss out on the seasonal fun!

Many local farmers around Arizona open up their farms so we can come celebrate the season and have fun! Check out the list below for local Arizona farms around our state where you can go pick out the perfect pumpkin, gather some delicious apples or seasonal vegetables, and test your skills in a corn maze!

Cochise County

Apple Annie’s

Fall Pumpkin Celebration

Old fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples.

U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale. Visit the farm or place an order online. Open Daily 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. beginning September 29th.

Farm closes for the season Oct 31st

For more information, call 520.384.2084 or visit

Maricopa County

The Great Pumpkin Festival at the Desert Botanical Garden

October 23-28, 2012

Take an authentic hayride out to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where each day children 12 and under can choose their own free pumpkin. Get lost in the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, visit with adorable farm animals in the petting zoo, enjoy lively country and western entertainment, carnival style games and much more!

Family Fun Farm & Fear Farm

September 21- October 31

Come and enjoy our six acre corn maze packed with tons of twists and turns that will surely get you lost. The corn maze is a great family adventure or just a challenging experience for the directionally challenged. Or, if you want more fear in your fun, Fear Farm is Arizona’s largest scare park. Over 26 acres of pure terror, 5 haunted attractions and a corn maze. What you think about fear doesn’t even come close!

MacDonald’s Ranch

October 5 – October 31

Come enjoy horse or mule drawn hayrides out to the Pumpkin Patch where you can pick from a variety of different sized pumpkins! Pony rides available. Come see all the old and new critters in the petting zoo! Many games will be on hand for everyone to enjoy: steer head roping, horse shoe pits, gem mine and cowboy golf to our large hay maze! Additional activities such as: a bounce house, small train, carnival rides, a face painter, and sand creations will be available at additional costs.

Mother Nature’s Farm

See the world’s heaviest pumpkins at the World Pumpkin Weigh Off on October 6th at 9:00 am

Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and produce for sale.

Annual Pumpkin Festival Begins September 24th ─ November 2nd from

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Admission and times vary.

For more information, call 480.892.5874 or visit

Schnepf Farms

Pumpkin & Chili Party opens every Thursday through Sunday beginning October

Admission includes Rides!

Open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays

10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays

Admission is $15.00 per person. Children 2 and under are free

Discount Tickets ($3.00 off) can be purchased at Fry’s Marketplace

For more information, call 480.987.3100 or visit

Tempe: The Pumpkin Patch at Kiwanis Park

Weekdays and Weekends in October

Kids can bounce out all of their nervous energy in Bounce House City! Plenty of pumpkins to choose from in the pumpkin patch as you pick out your perfect pumpkin, games for the kids, bounce houses, surreys, cycles, pedal boat rides, too!

Tolmachoff Farms

Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze

Visit one of the last family farms in the city!

Open every day beginning October 1st – November 11th.

Family Maze, Hay Maze, Petting Zoo and Play Areas

U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale.

Admission is $8.00 each, children under 2 are free. Train Ride $2.00 each.

For more information, call 623.386.1301 or visit

Vertuccio Farms and Corn Maze

September 28- November 4

Come enjoy this year’s Fall Festival and Corn Maze! Get lost in our 10 acre Corn Maze, tour our farm on the Barrel Train, jump on our Extreme Air Pillow, race your friends on our pedal race car track, or walk through our pizza farm and learn how pizza is grown… Vertuccio Farms has fun for the entire family!

Pima County

Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Enjoy a day at the farm with horse drawn wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin off of the vine. We also have a corn maze, haunted cornfield, arts and crafts, petting zoo, pedal carts, food booths and a beer garden.

Open the last four weekends in October, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is $4.00 each. Kids in diapers are free.

Buckelew Farm is just 30 minutes from Tucson.

For more information, call 520.822.2277 or visit

Pinal County

Forever Yong Farm

Saturdays and Sundays 

Organic, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, farm market. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, call ahead.

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Voted Top 10 Roadside Attractions in America!  Stop and feed the ostrich, deer, miniature donkeys, goats, ducks, and Rainbow Lorikeets.

Monster Truck Tours on Sat., Sun, and Holidays. Fun for all Ages!

May – Nov. 15th – Open Friday thru Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 16th – April – Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$5.00 per person, age 5 & under free –

 Interstate-10 at the Picacho Peak exit #219

For more information, call 520.466.3658 or visit

Yavapai County

Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy the scenery of a real working farm. U-pick Fresh pumpkins grown on the Farm! You can wind your way through the corn maze, ride the Hay rides, watch demonstrations about animals, wildlife, farming and more! Fun for the whole family.

Boutique Pumpkin Patch located in Chino Valley.

Open every Saturday, Sunday in October from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Also open Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.

For more information, call 928.636.5714 or visit

Mortimer Family Farms

Bring back the rich farming history of Dewey-Humboldt and identifying the traditions of the past in this landmark farming community.

Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Harvest- Begins Sunday October 1 – October 31th

Pumpkin Harvest, games, food vendors, BBQ, pies, grilled corn, corn maze

Farm animal Kingdom, Hay rides and more.

Open Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 – 5 p.m.

For more information, call 928.830.1116 or visit


Remember…you can always go to for a complete direct-market list of farmers and ranchers.

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